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Facebook has finally emerged as a major player in the global sports rights-market Acquisition strategy is highly targeted, with India and Latin America among priorities

2018 was the year Facebook got serious about buying live sports rights. Frank Dunne talks to Peter Hutton, Facebook’s director of global live sports partnerships and programming, about the thinking behind those deals and the social media platform’s ambitions for live sport in 2019

A decision on who will broadcast the Copa Sudamericana in Brazil and Latin America is understood to be close, but FC Diez Media won’t be making it.

Facebook this week sublicensed some coverage of Spain’s LaLiga to Sony Pictures Networks India across the Indian subcontinent, recouping about 20 per cent of its investment in the rights.

Uefa and LaLiga will see significant reductions in their media-rights income from the Indian subcontinent as Facebook and Sony Pictures Networks India capitalise on the region’s cooling football rights market

Facebook has renewed a digital broadcast rights deal with Ironman for its endurance sports events for 2019 and 2020, with an option to extend for a further year

Talks between the English Premier League and social media platform Facebook to finalise two media-rights deals in Asia have collapsed, SportBusiness Media understands

The Professional Squash Association (PSA) has signed a multi-year rights agreement with social media platform Facebook

North American basketball league the NBA has agreed a game highlights deal with social media platform Facebook

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Facebook and Esporte Interativo are set to strike a deal for Uefa Champions League rights in Brazil at a much-reduced price

Facebook has acquired English Premier League rights in Vietnam, its second deal for the league’s rights in a major Southeast Asian market.

Earnings from FC Diez Media’s sale of Copa Libertadores rights in South America have fallen below its internal targets, TV Sports Markets understands, but the joint venture is still on track to meet its guarantee.

Social media company Facebook has beaten an incumbent pay-television broadcaster to media rights of a flagship property for the first time, TV Sports Markets understands.

The World Surf League has expanded its global digital rights deal with Facebook, securing a significantly higher fee.